depressed

I've learned that it's OK not to have the career I thought I once deserved. What I actually deserve is a healthy, happy, fulfilled existence.
Remember that broken crayons still color.
It's now abundantly clear that depression is a serious and debilitating medical illness. Going through a list like that above can be helpful for anyone trying to understand what's happening, whether it be family members or managers at work.
Mental illness can take shape in many different forms. One of those forms looks a lot like a big black blob. It's vast, it's life-altering, it's suffocating, and its name is Depression.
In any case, don't give up on your friends with mental illness. Love, compassion, understanding, empathy, and nudging them to get in touch with their doctor would all be inordinately helpful!
Success often depends on our ability to present a socially acceptable image. Ideally, our social image aligns with our authentic self or essence.
There's a surprising emotion tucked away within the sense of heaviness.
It is that time of year when most of us are shopping for the perfect gifts to give and for the best deals on them. Should I buy it online or at the store? Which model has the most features and best price? Which one will they like the best? Compare, compare, compare.
There are some kind words I just can't hear. It's as if they're being broadcast on an inaudible frequency that affects me the way sonic fences affect dogs. Suddenly, I'm a teeth-gritting, fist clenching, curled up ball of prickly defense.
The last year and a half has been hard. But I've had my wake up call, and maybe this is yours. It's okay to be sad, and to
Here are five writers who have helped me survive -- poets and spiritual teachers, some who have known depression intimately. Use their words as you like. Disregard what doesn't speak to you. This is not a self-improvement program, only a suggested reading list. Ask for help. You are not alone.
Now, when people ask me how I'm doing, I don't tell them I'm fine. Now, the answer is "better than I've been in a long time." My willpower is as strong as it ever was, but I'm learning to recognize when I need a little assistance. I am more than my depression, and it's OK to ask for help.
he millennials are accomplishing great things. But too many of them look inside only to peer into a void that we, at least in part, have helped to create. In our efforts to push our kids ahead, we have forgotten to ask why pushing ahead is important in the first place.
Trying to attach meaning to depression and anxiety is like trying to attach a tail to an invisible donkey.
I have been depressed for so long that I simply do not know who I am not depressed. I don't remember a time in my adult life, adolescence, or childhood that I would consider myself not depressed. It is who I am.
There are physical symptoms -- and they're just as taxing as the emotional ones. But those factors are just the start. Below